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Monday, August 6, 2012

A Mermaid Tale

Hi All!  So, I have a confession to make- sometimes I get nervous when I'm crafting...if I start coloring and I like how it's going then I get nervous that I'm going to mess the next part up.  If I'm starting a card and I really like how my image turned out or think I've got a great idea for the layout I get nervous that the end product won't be what I hoped- and I always joke that at least once during both the coloring and the card making stages I think I'm going to have to start over...does this happen to you to?  But then I'll make it to the end and the best feeling in the world is standing back and truly liking what's sitting on my desk...I think that feeling is probably part of what draws us in as crafter's- the joy of the finished product when it's all that you hoped it would be when you started. 

This card definitely took me down this path- I'd coveted the stamp, Under the Sea Mae, from Some Odd Girl for so long, and drooled over what the DT did with it, that by the time I got it I had all these ideas in my head of what I wanted it to look like when I colored it and what the card could look like.  That's when the nervousness, and maybe a little bit of intimidation, starts to set in.  But this time I'm happy- it's not exactly how I pictured the final product- but my cards rarely ever are, lol!  The true test is when I stand back and see it sitting on my desk it makes me smile which hopefully means it does the same for the person who receives it :)  Thanks so much for stopping by and listening to my late night ramblings!  Hope you're all having a wonderful week so far!

Skin- E000,E00, E11, R30, R21, BV34
Hair- YR20, YR21, YR15, YR18, E19, E49
Fin/Clothes- V22, V25, V28, BG10, BG11, BG53, T7
Shell-E40, E41, E42, R20, R22

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Some Odd Girl- Sketch
Craft Your Passion- Anything Goes
MarkerPOP- Bright Colors
Moving Along With The Times- Summer
Southern Girls Challenge- Water Play
Designed To Color- Make Believe/Fantasy

Supplies: Cardstock- American Crafts, Bassill; DP- Echo Park Paradise Beach; Gem Flourish & Pearls- Zva Crafts; Banner Sticker- Glitz; Sand Dollar Charm- Heidi Grace; Cheesecloth- Fred Meyer; Metal Sentiment- my stash


Jill said...

I totally recognize the feeling of "oh no!" Katie. After colouring an image you are super happy with, you really want to make the perfet card for it too and I can often use hours on the card to try to make it perfect... LOVE it :)
This card IS perfect and I can totally understand you are happy with it and I think this must be my birthdaycard! hihi
Have a nice day my sweet friend :)
Hugs, Jill

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Katie, this is fabulous, I love how you have coloured her hair! Amazing.

Thanks for playing along with our Water Play challenge.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Southern Girls DT

Anonymous said...

Wow!Amazing colourng and your card looks super.It's so beautifully embellished.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Sue Nicholson said...

Wow beautiful card, thanks for joining us at S G Challenge, good luck cheers Sue N x

Sue B said...

This is gorgeous Katie! I love the image and you've coloured her so beautifully! The colours and textures are fab and I love the crystal swirls...
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my 'Summer' theme and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

This card definitely made me smile, too. Your colouring is gorgeous. The cheesecloth makes a wonderful background over the pretty paper. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. I hope you'll join us again soon.

Betty said...

Just love your colouring Katie you have a new follower as I'm still trying to master my promarkers and copics. Thank you for your sweet comment you left on my blog

Mian said...

Absolutely amazing card! Love your coloring and the little jellyfish on the left side of the card is too cute.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Craft Your Passion this week.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Craft Your Passion Guest Design Team Member

Jenny said...

What a fabulous touch with that cheeseclothy stuff. Looks really really great! Oooops! going back to look at the image ...... of course, fabulous as usual. hugs x

Mau xx said...

This is beautiful Katie, No need to worry about your colouring, its wonderful.
Love the image and detail.
Thanks for taking part in the challenge at MAWTT
Hugs Mau xx

Emma said...

Oh WOW Katie, she is just Gorgeous! Theres always that worry that your going to stuff up what is looking like a an awesome coloring, I have to say I have stopped and started again a few times when I am not happy...haha!

Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog and for Congratulating my daughter on her bronze medal, it really means a lot!

Kibbi said...

Wow! She is fantastic!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh My goodness this is amazing, what a stunning card, I adore your colouring its fantastic. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this fortnight, Hazelxo

Anonymous said...

WOW! Your card is absolutely gorgeous and I love your coloring skills! Thanks for joining us at SOG.

Eulanda said...

OMG you of all people can have the utmost confidence in your work. You have an incredible knack for making cards that you just can't fake. LOL! Never nervous but maybe frustrated. If I really love an image and mess up, I just re-color the same piece, cut it and glue it on to the image. Works!! LOL! I never have a picture of how my card will look when it's done so it's definitely a surprise for me. hee hee
I love this card. Great idea using the rhinestones as seaweed. SMART!! Nice!! Hugs!

Thrifty Finn said...

The hair! I died when I saw the hair! Absolutely amazing.

Leah's Crafty Life said...

Oh I go through that as I am coloring too.. and sometimes, I really go too far and mess it up... *grins*

I loveeeee your mermaid card, it's absolutely breathtaking!! SO happy you joined Some Odd Girl this month!!
hugs, Leah

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

What a gorgeous card! And love the webbing. Thanks so much for playing along with us at SOG! :)

Faye said...

Wowsers! Loving the net type stuff, a brilliant touch with this image. Thanks for playing at Some Odd Girl. X